Dr. Marilyn Mehr



August 12, 2010

Tags: Hiking and Transcending

I've always enjoyed a sedentary life. While sitting, I have experienced the deep satisfaction of sharing people's deepest concerns, loved the pleasures of savoring coffee and conversations with friends, allowed myself to be moved beyond words by a beautiful voice singing an aria in an opera, and loved the excitement of engaging in conversation with fellow "Save the Worlders" at the UN. So, why should I get up out of my chair?
I never expected to, but I had finished my term as President of the UU-UNO, only to arrive home and find a brochure from Road Scholar, nee Elderhostel. inviting me to hike Mt. Blanc with sixteen other hardy souls: "Experience castles, nature trails, the Villar glacier, Roman towns, the Great St. Bernard Pass!" How could I not go? And, oh yes, "must be able to walk 4-6 miles per day" on "rocky and steep uncertain sections."
It was the "uncertain sections" that gave me pause, but what the hell, why not try something new. I'll write about it and perhaps I'll learn something I never found out in my chair.

Selected Works

Two women--psychologists, professors and activists--love each other fiercely, but struggle against the invisibility and/or scorn of American society. As social activists, they must overcome their exile and have the courage to confront prejudice and live honest lives. These lessons hold for all women, men and their families. (purchase on Amazon.com. Barnes and Noble.com and Bootlocker.com)
Historical Fiction
Holding the World Together is a captivating adventure, a touching love story and an evocation of the American West.
by Marilyn Mehr, Nancy M. Snell, Judith M. Olson, Dennis R. Mehr

The book reveals the pain, personal growth and insights of adult children witnessing the loss of their cherished father deteriorating before their eyes.
by Betty Walker, Ph.D. and Marilyn Mehr, Ph.D.

Based on the first study ever done on academically gifted women and their life patterns of achievement. This is a ground-breaking work for and about women that is a blueprint for reaching one’s maximum potential.

Quick Links

Find Authors